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magdeburg water bridge

A River Above The River – Magdeburg Elbe River Water Bridge in Germany

Have you ever seen a Water Bridge over a river?……..

magdeburg water bridge

Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!

Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany . What a feat!

Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long…….now this is engineering!

This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg , near Berlin.


The above photograph was taken on the day of inauguration.


To those who appreciate engineering projects, here’s a puzzle for you armchair engineers and physicists.

Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic, or just the weight of the water?


share your answer in through comments below.


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